February 11, 2010

Pixelmator 1.5.1 is now available

Although we werenโ€™t in a hurry to release Pixelmator 1.5.1, it was built in a comparatively short period of time (two weeks of development, plus one week for testing). Some of its features include:

  • Brush Collections
  • Fit Images and Crop Images Automator Actions
  • Move to Applications dialog (thank you to the Potion Factory and Delicious Library for inspiring this feature)
  • A tiny Dock menu
  • The ability to change the background color of the work area
  • Many more tiny improvements and important bug fixes

Pixelmator 1.5.1 is available for download immediately. Itโ€™s a highly recommended update for everyone; undeniably, its appeal is in the details.

Enjoy! The entire Pixelmator Team is getting to work on Pixelmator 1.6 Nucleus, and it is going very well.


  • Rauto

    La verdad que la colecciรณn de pinceles era necesaria, es un buen punto y el resto tambiรฉn suenan muy bien, a probarlos. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • winwin

    Yes, brush collections! Pasting clipboard content to the middle of the viewable area is also pretty great. Keep up the good work!

  • gp

    you are beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚
    (ps. 1.5.1 releases notes year is 2009, should be 2010)

  • Keil Miller

    Sweet. Great updates. The next update should have layer folders ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mike

    Once again -thank you. Great to know bugfixes are your priority.

  • g1sh

    Brushes! Yeah! That’s a great way to go.
    I also browsed through the bug fixes / updates list and it seems some nice touches have been added. Let’s hope the big three makes it to the nucleus (text tool, layer styles, layer folders). Keep up the good work. And if you add those things I’m gonna buy another license just for the sake of saying “thank you!” ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Matthias

    Ah very, very, very good update!
    And a great THANK YOU!

    The brushes were getting a big problem for me on my MacBook. Now it’s clean and useful.
    And I’m curious about the bugfixes. Hope some of major problems are solved now.

    Danke fรผr eure super Arbeit!!!


  • hamsta

    Wow! Awesome! That recharging of batteries really works. ๐Ÿ˜€
    You should go take more time off and supercharge again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Kercal

    Hurrah ๐Ÿ™‚ had Pixelmator loaded up so was a nice thing to restart to find the update downloading ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to playing with it.

  • Kercal

    ((is alt click on a brush supposed to delete it without the contextual menu appearing?))

    Also, and I may be being particularly thick here, but the brush palette goes off screen and I can’t see an option to create folders? I read the help page and it suggested looking in a folder that doesn’t exist (h>lib>appsupport>Pix>brushes folder but that isn’t there). Any suggestions much appreciated.

  • Kercal

    Righto deleted enough brushes to see the bottom line. May be worth moving that icon up to the top? Or a dialog box somewhere so that people can move their brushes around without having to delete them all to access the icon?

  • Aditia.NumberOnE

    Uh, i love pixelmator…..

    When it come for Windows?? cz in my office is still using windows

  • Mateo

    @ Aditia

    Because PM uses Mac OS X technologies that doesn’t exist on Windows

  • Schnicka

    Thanks for the update – keep up with your great work!

    Greetings from Germany!

  • Tom

    A great update, the brush tool is very good! I can better create my own brush-folders with the brushes that i will have.
    Greetings from Germany too!

  • Robert

    Great work!
    Thanks a lot for the brushes-management!

  • Robert

    Oh and Greetings from Germany, too! Seems like you have many fans out here!

  • Kercal

    + hello from sunny (lies) South UK.

  • Jens

    Nice update!
    Greetings from Germany ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Nicklas

    Please we need LAYER STYLES !!!!! Like the one there is in photoshop !

  • Anon Cowherd

    Yes, Layer Styles, please.

  • hamsta

    Layer Folders have my vote for next feature.

  • Sam

    looks a lot like gimp…

  • Vitezslav Valka

    Great news! Thank you guys and good luck! Your office is inspiring for us at Pixmac ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jay

    Yay, gray background images! This makes it much easier when you have lots image windows open at once. The black background made it hard to see the borders of the different windows before.

  • rado

    export for web produces very poor quality indexed files. it’s the main reason i need to have photoshop installed. can you please fix it? ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for the great work.

  • Henrique

    Fast iterations, many updates. That’s good, keep up!

  • Jim

    good work!
    however, the app is still very unstable in full screen mode, resulting in a crash. 2007 intel GMA white macbook 10.6.2.
    I will try to catch that crash so it’s 100% reproductible

  • LiamW

    I keep seeing all these awesome brushes bundles for PS and I can’t use them, with this update can I?



  • Timothy Drew

    I tried to download v. 1.5.1 – the last version compatible with my ppc based Mac. The zip file unpacks, leaving an icon for Pixelmator that says it cannot be opened because the file that created it could not be found. Any suggestions?

  • Chris

    The same problem here! I purchased Pixelmator 1.x and lost my file. I got MAc OS 10.8 and I cannot run the version 3.x!

  • Ausra

    Chris, Pixelmator 3.2 Sandstone requires OS X Mavericks.